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Morning Bag Skate: 12-31-19

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Chicago Blackhawks v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

The Blackhawks and IceHogs close out 2019 on Tuesday against the Flames in Calgary and Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg, respectively.


Patrick Kane named to 2020 NHL All-Star Game (SCH)

Jonathan Toews part of ‘Last Men In’ fan vote (SCH)

Alex DeBrincat confident goals will come with time (The Athletic)

Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ 3-2 shootout win against Blue Jackets (SCH)

WJC: Teply gets assist in Czech Republic’s loss to USA (SCH)


Predators’ goaltending is letting them down, exposing their weaknesses (The Athletic)

Breaking down ‘dull’: The Blues’ search for offense in a defense-first system (The Athletic)


RECAP: Malkin scores twice for Penguins in win against Senators (NHL)

Blue Jackets’ Joonas Korpisalo week-to-week after shootout injury (The Score)

Bruins place Charlie McAvoy on IR with lower-body injury (Stanley Cup of Chowder)


WJC: Hofer answers call in net as Canada rebounds against Germany (Sportsnet)

WJC: Sweden beats Kazakhstan to extend win streak in preliminary round (Sportsnet)

WJC: Kohler scores twice, Switzerland beats Slovakia (Sportsnet)